Next Episode of Britain's Darkest Taboos is
Series following harrowing reconstructions and real-life testimony of those involved in brutal killings and crimes.
Rana Faruqui's former boyfriend Stephen Griffiths refused to accept that their relationship, which had only lasted a few months, was over and that Rana wanted nothing more to do with him. He stalked her for several weeks and on August 2, 2003, he stabbed her to death with an eight inch serrated hunting blade. Rana was in a field fetching her horse in for the night when she was attacked and repeatedly stabbed.
Griffiths was jailed for life but is eligible for parole in 2017. Rana's mother, Carol Faruqui, and siblings, Simon and Gemma, tell us about their sense of injustice and former Detective Superintendent David Swindle and psychologist Emma Kenny analyse the extent of Griffiths' controlling nature and what drove him to murder Rana.
Christine Chambers found the courage to leave her violent partner David Oakes and to fight for custody of their two-year-old daughter Shania. But on June 6, 2011, Oakes turns up at her home unannounced, forces her to strip and subjects her to a degrading attack, torturing her and telling her "If I can't have you, no one else will".
The attack culminates in Oakes shooting dead both Christine and their daughter two-year-old Shania at point blank range. Oakes is sentenced to life in jail and is told he will never be released – but two years into his sentence he dies of cancer.
Christine's sister tells us how she feels cheated of justice and former Detective Superintendent David Swindle and psychologist Emma Kenny examine the disturbing details of this horrific double murder.
On December 3, 2013, Ben Blakeley flew into a rage and strangled his teenage girlfriend Jayden Parkinson to death after she told him she was pregnant. He dumped the 17-year-old's body in a ditch and then, a few days later, buried her in his uncle's grave. Her body wasn't found for more than two weeks.
Jayden's mother, Samantha Shrewsbury, tells us of her deep sense of loss and how she tried to get her daughter to end her violent and abusive relationship with evil Ben Blakeley.
Former Detective Superintendent David Swindle and psychologist Emma Kenny examine the violent and abusive hold Blakeley had over Jayden and give us an insight into his twisted mind.
Louise Turnbull was subjected to years of horrific sexual abuse at the hands of her stepfather Albert Maughan. Throughout her childhood, she was raped and indecently assaulted by the man she was supposed to trust.
The abuse started at the age of three and continued for the next 12 years.
In April, 2015, Maughan was jailed for 16 years, convicted of 23 counts of historic sex offences including rape and attempted rape.
Now aged 43, Louise has waived her right to anonymity to give her first television interview about her lost childhood. Former Detective Superintendent David Swindle and psychologist Emma Kenny examine the horrific details of this case.
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